Coltham set to make his first start for Premier side
PLYMOUTH league graduate Rory Coltham is set to make his debut for National Premier League outfit Loughborough Students against Surbiton tomorrow.
Coltham, who played for Plymstock Panthers before progressing to Plymouth Marjon youth and first teams, will follow in the footsteps of fellow former Plymstock school boy Jon Bleby, who went on to play for England and Great Britain.
Coltham joins three other Plymouth junior league players in national league hockey: Ben Anning (Cardiff UWIC), Ian White (Exeter University) and Giselle Ansley (Loughborough Students).
In the Plymouth junior leagues, Plymouth under-14s drew 1-1 with Marjon B.
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Ella Ellis scored the opener for Plymouth, only for Marjon to score a late equaliser.
Laura Knapper was in fine form for Plymouth as they secured a credible 0-0 against Devonport with Knapper, Chloe Passman and player of the evening Emily Eaton all making their debuts.
Plymouth Marjon B lost their second fixture, 1-0 to Tavistock. Plymouth Marjon under-14s notched a 9-0 win over Devonport, a 6-0 win over Ivybridge and a 7-1 win against Tavistock.
Plymouth Marjon under-14 boys' Cadan Grahame was in fine form, scoring for Plymouth Marjon One, who defeated Lipson 3-1 and Ivybridge 5-0.
Plymouth Marjon II, made up of all the club's younger players, secured a 2-2 draw against Devonport and a 4-1 victory against Plymouth Juniors, with Jacob Harvey on target for Plymouth.
Plymouth juniors mixed recorded a narrow 2-1 win against Lipson, with Jake Pengelly-McGowan on target from close range, but lost 4-1 to Plymouth Marjon, Jacob Harvey scoring their consolation.
Meanwhile, Plymouth Marjon under-14 boys defeated Teign 2-1, with Cadan Grahame scoring a brace before they narrowly lost 3-2 to unbeaten Yeovil.
Plymouth led after James Vickery scored from close range before Yeovil struck back. Impressive Plymouth keeper Dan Coles was unable to stop two thunderous strikes. Grahame scored a late second.
Plymouth Marjon under-16 girls drew 2-2 with Taunton Vale, while in their first game of the day Plymouth Marjon suffered a decisive 6-0 defeat against a well drilled Isca side.
Plymouth Schools' final under-12s trials and training for boys and girls in year 6/7 is on Friday from 5pm-6pm for the newly-established city squads.